Heritage & Monuments

Tip of Peninsular

Samoa / The Pacific

At the tip of the peninsular stands the Meteorology Division, established as an observatory by Dr Otto Tetens in June 1902, with funding from Kaiser Wilhelm II, granted in 1901. The Gauss Haus and absolute house were built in 1912, and the main office buildings in 1913.    

There are several important tombs here – including that of Malietola Tanumafili II (1913-2007), one of Sãmoa’s four paramount chiefs, sole head of state from 1963 to 2007.

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